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2025 Friends at Sea Quilting Cruise

Dive into the unique blend of quilting and cruising on our 5-day Friends At Sea Quilting Cruise, a perfect opportunity to finish your UnFinished Objects in the company of fellow enthusiasts. Pair it with our Canada Cruises for an extended creative journey, where the tranquil sea inspires your every stitch.
September 13 - September 18, 2025
Cape Liberty, NJ - Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
Royal Caribbean Liberty Of The Seas

Overview

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Overview

Hey Fellow Quilters!

Get ready to set sail on an adventure like no other! We’re thrilled to invite you to join our exclusive "Friends At Sea Quilting Cruise." This isn't just any cruise; it's a unique opportunity to dive into the world of quilting while enjoying the serene beauty of the sea. And here's the best part – it's perfectly nestled between our two Canada Cruises, making it the ideal getaway to extend your quilting journey.

Imagine this: Five glorious days aboard a magnificent ship, surrounded by fellow quilting lovers, all while being caressed by the gentle sea breeze. But wait, it gets even better! This cruise is designed especially for those of us with a little something we like to call UFOs – UnFinished Objects. That's right, it's time to dig out those projects that have been patiently waiting for your magical touch and bring them along for the ride.

No teachers, no set projects, just you, your unfinished masterpieces, and endless inspiration from the sea and sky. With two dedicated cruising days, you'll have plenty of uninterrupted time to stitch, sew, and share stories with new friends who share your passion.

Whether you're looking to extend your quilting adventure by tagging this onto one of our Canada Cruises or just in need of a creative escape, the Friends At Sea Quilting Cruise is where you want to be. It's more than a cruise; it's a community, a floating quilting retreat where every stitch brings us closer.

Spaces are limited, and the waves wait for no one. Secure your spot and let's make quilting history together on the high seas. It's time to complete those UFOs, create unforgettable memories, and maybe even start new projects along the way.

Can't wait to see you and your UFOs aboard!

- Deb Luttrell, Owner - Stitchin' Heaven 

If you have never been on a quilting cruise you have missed a real treat!  Since 2010 Stitchin' Heaven Travel has offered quilt-related cruises and motor coach tours to literally hundreds of satisfied guests. See reviews from our happy travelers here.


How can all this get any better? Here's how!

      • Pre-cruise communication from Stitchin‘ Heaven Travel
      • SHAG Bag (Stitchin' Heaven Amazing Gifts) valued at over $100 including an exclusive cruise shirt
      • Your own dedicated sewing space for the duration of the cruise
      • Optional pre-cut Sail ‘n Sew fabric kits
      • Every quilting guest can take all the classes offered
      • The classroom is open 24/7 for plenty of free time sewing!
      • Premier thread provided for onboard projects
      • Demonstrations of the latest quilting and sewing products
      • Classroom support from Stitchin' Heaven Staff
      • Full-size irons and ironing stations will be available in each classroom
      • Post cruise guest contact list and group photo will be provided
      • A BONUS Grab' n Go project for our Fun Day at Sea
      • Prizes, surprises, and a boatload of fun! 

Plus ... You'll be sewing on a BERNINA 475QE sewing machine!

That's right!  Each quilter will be provided a state-of-the-art BERNINA machine equipped with the extended table and a quarter inch foot.  There's no need to bring your sewing machine all the way from home. Visit the BERNINA website to see the amazing features of this great machine!

Consider bringing a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are always welcome to join us and will have many activities to pursue while you are in class.

We look forward to our next adventure together with you!

Instructors

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Instructors

Guidance Onboard: Dana and Dawn’s Support

Guidance Onboard: Dana and Dawn’s Support

This unique cruise features no formal teachers, but don't worry—Stitchin' Heaven Staff members Dana and Dawn will be on board, offering their support and company, ensuring a wonderful quilting experience at sea.

Projects

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Projects

For this voyage, we're setting sail without a store on board. To ensure you have everything you need for a seamless quilting experience, we ask that you come prepared with all the necessary supplies as outlined in our supply list. Don't worry if you're not sure what to pack; we've got you covered! Simply click here to explore our general quilting supplies recommendations, curated to help you make the most of your quilting projects while at sea.

Itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Liberty, NJ

With a front-and-center-stage view of Lower New York Harbor, Cape Liberty is only a hop, skip and a short subway ride away from New York City. This dizzying urban landscape is filled to the brim with non-stop adventure around every street corner. Tucked among the Wall Street skyscrapers and bright Broadway lights, you’ll discover ethnic enclaves, like the famed Little Italy, historic brownstones, Old World cathedrals and leafy Central Park. Take in world-renowned exhibits at MoMA or the Guggenheim. Trace America’s multicultural past at Ellis Island and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge before or after boarding your New Jersey cruise. Or snap a selfie with Lady Liberty, with the Big Apple’s skyline dazzling in the background.

Day 1 Image

Day 2

Cruising

Quilting Classes in the Conference Center!

Day 3 & 4

Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

From its pastel-painted estates to its pink sand beaches and turquoise shores, Bermuda is a land bursting with color. It’s also one of the world’s top diving and golf destinations. Set out beyond the historic Royal Naval Dockyard and you’ll discover 1700s-era British colonial landmarks, pretty towns and secluded beaches— when you explore them, be prepared to drive on the left side of the road. Come with an appetite and enjoy superb delicacies like fish chowder made with sherry peppers and the favorite local dessert, Horton’s award-winning black rum cake.

Day 5

Cruising

Quilting Classes in the Conference Center!

Day 6

Cape Liberty, NJ

Return to Cape Liberty, New Jersey.

The Ship

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The Ship

Liberty of the Seas

This thrill-packed ship has endless ways to fill your days between scenery scoping and whoa-worthy memory making. From the shriek inducing Tidal Wave℠, the first boomerang style slide at sea to kid favorite Splashaway Bay℠. Plus the coolest ice rink entertainment and mouthwatering meals at every turn.

Conference Room Setup:

On this ship we will be sewing two to a table like the image below.

Click here to see our general quilting supplies

Pricing

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Pricing

Staterooms are as follows:

Room TypePrice
Interior Stateroom$1,599.00*
Oceanview Stateroom$1,799.00*
Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom$2,099.00*

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount.  

*Port charges, taxes & fees of $367.88 are not included.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

There is a $350 per person deposit due at registration which will secure your price and availability.

This fee includes your cruise fare PLUS all fees to the teachers, a BERNINA sewing machine for the entire cruise, all associated class activities, and classroom support.  You may purchase our precut Sail n Sew kit (supplies are limited) or you are welcome to bring your own precut fabric.

Group travel allows us to provide special touches that are not available on an individual reservation. And unfortunately, discounts from Royal Caribbean are not allowed through our group program. In order to take full benefit from everything Stitchin' Heaven offers on our cruises, you must register through Stitchin 'Heaven Travel. If you have questions or need assistance in changing your individual reservation to a group reservation through Stitchin' Heaven Travel, please let us know.

Travel Information

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Travel Information

Cabins

With so much to do onboard, chances are really good that you will just use your cabin for changing and sleeping, but it's nice to know that if you want to spend more time there, you will indeed be comfortable. All standard staterooms are attractively decorated in soft tones with fine light woods and two pieces of artwork on the walls. Each stateroom has two beds that convert to queen-size, a private bath, phone, interactive flat-screen TV, mini-bar, hair dryers and air conditioning/heat controls. Bathrooms are on the small side, but functional, and showers have those wonderful, half-round sliding doors as opposed to clingy curtains. Soap and shampoo are also provided.

Travel to and from Destination

You will be responsible for getting to and from the ship.

Dress

You can see what the cruise line suggests for dress code while on the ship here: https://www.royalcaribbean.com

Gratuities

Gratuities are a part of your cruise expense and will be collected by Stitchin' Heaven. This fee covers everyone who serves you while you are onboard including all onboard staff, dining staff, and your cabin steward. Stitchin' Heaven Travel will then pay these gratuities for our entire group prior to sailing.  Therefore, you will be charged $80.00 for gratuities at the time of final payment. Please be aware that an additional gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs. We encourage you to add additional tip for superior service.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included, but is available for your protection from Royal Caribbean in the form of their Travel Protection Program. The cost varies by room type and cruise and both cabin-mates must purchase it separately. In the event insurance is used please be aware that it covers the cost of the cruise only. Sewing package fees are not refunded.

**Insurance fee are due in full when you choose to add it to your reservation

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The cruise ship companies have worked diligently with the CDC and government officials in order to continue cruising from the US. Our commitment is to provide an enjoyable event with the utmost safety to our guests. Ship protocols will need to be observed at all times and are subject to change at Royal Caribbean’s discretion. These protocols are changing quickly so please check the Royal Caribbean website for the most current information. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate through these uncertain waters.

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